RELEASE | CHRISTIE’S INAUGURAL NEW YORK AUCTION OF HANDBAGS & ACCESSORIES | New York | 18 December 2015

New York

New York – Christie’s is pleased to announce the inaugural live auction of Handbags & Accessories will be held on Friday, 11 December 2015 in New York. Comprised of 223 bags, the auction will offer an exquisite selection featuring brands such as Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Judith Leiber, with a range of styles including rare exotics, limited editions, one of a kind bags, as well as handbags to begin your collection with estimates starting at $1,000. All of the handbags and accessories will be on view to the public December 4 through December 10, at Christie’s Rockefeller Center galleries.

Click HERE to view the auction e-catalogue.

Click HERE to browse the auction lots.

Notes to editors:

  • Christie’s is unique in its ability to operate and integrate three sales channels at once: auction sales, private sales and digital sales.
  • Christie’s has held live auctions of Handbags & Accessories in Hong Kong and Paris, and December 11, 2015 is the first live auction in New York.
  • Christie’s Handbag Shop offers collectors access year round for immediate purchase at fixed prices.
  • Christie’s digital sales of Handbags & Accessories are monthly week-long curated sales.

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019).

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

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